Ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Colombo, New Zealand’s Ross Taylor said the team was disappointed to start the World Test Championship on a losing note, but insisted that New Zealand have it in them to mount a comeback.

Sri Lanka are top of the World Test Championship table having taken a full 60 points off New Zealand by virtue of a six-wicket win in Galle on Sunday. That saw them leapfrog Australia, who have 32 points, to No 1 in the WTC standings. New Zealand can gain 60 points from victory over Sri Lanka at the P Sara Oval.

Though Williamson and Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya have been reported for suspect bowling actions, they will be allowed to bowl in the second Test.